So far, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon and Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan have avoided comment about Mohamud’s case.
Chris McCluskey, a spokesman for Van Loan, would only say that the minister has asked the Canada Border Services Agency and his department for a full account of what happened.
An agency spokeswoman said Mohamud’s case has been transferred to Foreign Affairs.
According to CBC, Cannon hasn’t entirely avoided comment. On July 24 he told reporters there was “no tangible proof” of Mohamud’s citizenship and that “all Canadians who hold passports generally have a picture that is identical in their passport to what they claim to be.” The Star has quoted him as having said that “the individual … has to let us know whether or not she is a Canadian citizen.”